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With 4K bluray players starting to emerge now, seems we really need to start keeping straight which ones will allow those of us with Sonos Playbars enjoy some semblance of Dolby sound when certain 4K blurays only offer DTS. (Note, I haven't yet purchased a 4K bluray, so am unaware of the typical sound offerings.) But we went through this once already, for regular bluray players, with many threads devoted to outlining the multiple Samsung models of bluray that decode DTS to Dolby 5.1 (I ended up buying a Sony that also does so). Now let's do the same for 4K players. So far we have the Samsung UBD K8500 (which seems to clearly decode DTS to dolby.) Now what about the Philips? The Panasonic? The Xbox One S? Anyone have any idea?
I posted this on the setup page, but probably belongs here: So, I didn't realize until today that the new Xbox One S will be able to play ultra HD discs I'm addition to streaming 4k content. So it appears to me that this console is now the answer for all of Sonos surround sound woes, as the Xbox one can decode DTS signal and output as DD5.1, it appears there is now one device that can stream all 4k content in DD5.1 through the sonos home theater system, as well as play 4k discs. Am I missing anything, or does anyone have thoughts on this? Considering trading in my Xbox one and roku 4 and just using this simple set up from here on out!
We bought the Samsung 55" UHD curved LED Smart TV on Amazon Prime Day July 12, 2016 but its smart remote won't control my Playbar's sound. I'm using the Optical jack on the TV and can hear good sound from the Playbar, but can't control the volume. I used the Sonos Settings --> Remote Control Setup to no avail... The remote seems to use IR. Any ideas would be appreciated since both are 2016 models.
Its been a while since the first Sonos customer bought a Playbar only to find out that there is no possible way to play anything different that the obsolete DD 5.1 through S/PDIF or so called Toslink or optical. I think that the time has come to let them know that we are not just a bunch of people who do not have to do in our free time instead of just swearing that we want something more. There is a way. Send this link to the support and let them know that it is not that hard to implement DTS and their technologies in the next Soundbar. http://dts.com/get-licensed [b]There is another option.[/b] If sonos could create a small box that would have a HDMI port and could send the data through he 5Ghz wifi to the other speakers in the system, there would be no need to create a whole new soundbar (but surely that would be nice too). Just a small box with HDMI port and 5Ghz. Just think about it. If we want to change something we need to let them know.
Firstly, I was able to setup the samsung smart remote with successfully with the playbar, I can turn down/up volume on the playbar with the smart remote - so far so good. The volume control works 100% fine. However, the TV will instantly exit any open application when I use the volume controls. I.E. if I am watching a series through the HBO app and try to adjust the volume with the smart remote, the TV will exit the app and go to cable tv... I have been searching for a way to solve this problem without success... Anyone able to help?
I just fitted out my place with 9 connect:AMPs a few pairs of play1, play3, play5, a couple of subs .etc all works well, I am mostly really happy. Although I could be happier with the playbar set up. I am using a connect:AMP to power my rears (through Playbar IP address) added a sub and a playbay. I have a 75" sony and the playbar just isnt long enough to really separate out the LCR function of the playbar. Here is my question, does SONOS or will SONOS (any dates, details or reasons why not) support 7.1 or 9.2/ 9.2? at this stage 5.1 seems very low end for a high end, well designed eco system such as SONOS. I would LOVE to add a pair of play3 to my playbar as the L/R or even use 3x play3 as the LCR. Any thoughts, workarounds or updates from SONOS on getting more than the very basic old school 5.1 ? Thanks!
Incredibly frustrating. Trying to use Sonos PLAYBAR + SUB + 2 PLAY 1s for home theater. Have tried it on two different TVs (Samsung & Vizio) with HDMI inputted content (cable box & DVD player), also with internal apps native to each TV. No matter what there's a millisecond delay between video lip flap and sound coming through the Sonos system. Before you ask, yes of course I've tried every possible way to adjust sound sync using both the settings within the Sonos app and also within the TV menus. I've read every Sonos forum post on it, and it's never conclusive and only offers suggestions to do what I've already tried. And believe me: I've tried it all. Anyone? I had high hopes for Sonos because I can't run wires in my house to the particular area I need the surround speakers to be. Alas nothing's working and the only remaining to do is return the whole thing. Disappointed! (Kevin Sorbo voice)
Hi there, I never have had a problem with my speakers before (My setup is Soundbar + SUB + 2xNEW Play:5s. After the update to the 6.3 for some reason the right or left surround cuts audio sporadically. They never cut at the same time. What I already tried to do. 1 – Shutdown my router, wait a while and turn it on again. (My router is the ASUS RT-AC5300) Since this didn’t work I went to the next step. 2 – Remove the surrounds speakers, remove the power cord of the speakers, wait a bit and reconfigure the surround speakers. It didn’t work also. The sound cuts are very brief something like 2-3s of no sound from the affected speaker, and let’s say that on an interval of 10 minutes this happens around 6 times. Someone has any other troubleshooting tips? What to do from here? Regards, Tiago
I am wanting to buy a sonos system. I mainly want to use it for a surround sound home theater system. I love watching movies and want my own theater experience. I was told using 2 play:1's as the rear speakers would be perfect, allng with the playbar and sub. But I keep reading that the play:5's have the best sound and the deepest base. Is 't that what you would want for a good theater, surround sound system? Or would play:1's be enough?
I have a Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT30 65-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV, Black (2011 Model). The Digital Audio Output on the back of the TV does not fit the Optical Cable that came with my Playbar. I looked at the manual and it says that it is a Digital Audio Output (Optical) with Special Adapter Cable. Here's the link: http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/TC-P65VT30.html Is there any way to connect my Playbar to my Panasonic? Anyone know what adapter I need to buy and from where? Thanks in advance! Kenny
I'm new to Sonos, and I've got a Play 5 (gen 2) and 2 x Play 1. I've got the Play 5 wired into the TV using the 3.5mm jack so it's effectively acting as my soundbar. I was using my 2 x 1's elsewhere in the house, but they're barely used so I thought about adding them to the lounge setup most of the time, and just relocating them around the house as I need to. So what would be the best way of connecting them to the lounge setup? As a stereo pair rear speakers? front with the 5 as a centre channel? Any other suggested configurations? Shame I can't use the 5 as a playbar and get surround from the setup, but I don't think my budget can justify a playbar yet, and that would kind of leave my 5 surplus to requirements!
Hey all, I am new to the Sonos community and just wanted to get some input on how to set up my home theater. I currently have a Samsung 4K TV sending surround to my home theater system via optical output consisting of soundbar, satellites and sub. I recently purchased a connect, as I want to integrate all of my rooms to the sonos system. My current plan is to run the TV optical out to a DAC, run the red/white RCA output into the sonos connect. Then to complete, run optical output from the sonos into the home theater system. I don't think that this will cause too much delay or cause any significant loss in audio quality. Does this sound like the appropriate way to run TV audio into the sonos system? If there is a better way please let me know. Also, will I be able to stream TV audio to other sonos speakers in different rooms with this setup? Thanks
...because I have now called Samsung multiple times to ask if my model (UN46ES6150) will preserve 5.1 sound via the optical port when the source is connected via HDMI (cable box, DVD player, etc. - NOT native app on the TV itself)...and each time the Samsung rep has assured me that it can indeed passthrough 5.1 sound. Any advice or clarity would be much appreciated before I spring for the full Sonos home theater setup. Thank you!
I have a Playbar, Sub and 2 Play 1s set up in as my surround system. My tv is a LG Smart TV and I also have a PS4. The PS4 is connected to my TV via HDMI and an optical cable runs from my TV to the Playbar. To date I have not had any issues with my configuration and get a 5.1 signal when gaming on the PS4 and also when watching Netflix via an app on the LG TV. Today I sat down to watch a Blu-ray for the first time via the PS4. The Blu-ray disc did not have 5.1 sound in English, but instead offered 7.1 DTS sound. However my Sonos is picking up the sound in Stereo only. (Verified via the "About My Sonos System" menu item on the Sonos remote.) I tried switching from Linear PCM to Bitstream and it then picked up no audio at all. I tried connecting the optical cable direct from the Playbar to the PS4 and fiddling with settings yet the blu-ray audio was still only being picked up as Stereo. Is this a limitation of the Sonos system or can I configure the it someway to conv
I'm new to the world of SONOS, so please bear with me. I purchased the soundbar, 2 One's and SUB to create the so-called 5.1. After readfing the forums i'm starting to understand that DTS is not possible without workarounds. I have an LG 4K TV that is set to output Dolby Digital, an optical cable straight from the TV to the soundbar. XBOX one. I have managed to get Star Wars BluRay to churn out 5.1 from the XBOX One which does sound awesome, but when I play my MKV's from my NAS via the XBOX one, they only play in stereo, or no sound at all. Has anyone managed to find a way around this. I think the MKV's maybe decoded to DTS. I have also tried via Kodi, but again only playing in Stereo or not at all. Any help is greatly appreciated
I am searching for a Blu Ray player that can convert DTS and other formats to Dolby Digital 5.1., so I can enjoy my DTS Blu Rays with full 5.1. via the Sonos Playbar (+ 2 Play:1). Sonos has recommened a line of Samsung Blu Ray Players in this thread: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1945/~/maximizing-playbar-sound-from-your-television Unfortunately most of these are not on the market anymore. Can anyone recommend any Blu Ray players that can convert DTS and other formats to Dolby Digital 5.1.? All Best Anders, Denmark
Hi Everyone, I'm new to the sonos community and just installed a playbar and sub to my media room. I purchased a pair of Play:1s that I would like to pair with the playbar/sub for 5.1 surround. Until i can afford additional speakers, is it possible to designate a Play:1 speaker for multiple scenarios as they are moved to different rooms? Here is what I was thinking, Im not sure if all scenario are possible or just a combination: Scenario 1: 2 Play:1s connected to playbar for 5.1 surround in media room Scenario 2: 2 Play:1s in stereo in the kitchen Scenario 3: 1 Play:1 in bathroom I'm hoping I can unplug and transfer 1 or 2 of the speakers from room to room. I would place the speakers in the same spot so that the trueplay acoustics would remain consistent. Cheers
We've determined there to be an issue with Dolby Digital playback devices (including the Sonos PLAYBAR) and Samsung televisions in the JS and JU series. An example of a TV model number of this line would be the Samsung UN55[b]JS[/b]8500. The optical output from these televisions doesn't pass a consistent signal to devices wired in through that connection. This could present when you're watching any Dolby Digital content through the TV's optical connection. As a workaround if you're using one of these TVs, you can set the output of the TV to PCM (Stereo). There isn't any issue currently with that TV streaming stereo content to the PLAYBAR through the optical. Otherwise, you can look into using a different device. Some suggestions for setups and community recommended devices can be found [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/home-theater-and-television-recommendation-megathread-6735001]here on our megathread.[/url] We are working with Samsung on this issue, but there
I'm looking to create a 5.1 setup with a soundbar, sub, and the largest speakers possible for the side/rears. My supplier hasn't come back with any info, and all of the sonos systems I work with are unfortunately not set up for 5.1 systems for me to test. Do the new Play:5s now offer the option to make a 5.1 system, or am I stuck with getting the Play:3/1s? If a Play:5 5.1 setup is not an option, when will it be?
I'm trying to get 5.1 Surround from my Panasonic TX-P50VT30 to the Playbar via SPDIF (using a optical adapter). So far I only see "Stereo" in the Playbar sound input and I have tested with my Apple TV3, HDMI from Macbook Pro and HDMI from PS3. According to the manual the SPDIF port should pass Dolby Digital Bitstream when selecting "Multi channel" on the TV menu. And as I understand the manual, the TV can pass DTS, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital Bitstream: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/649718/Panasonic-Tx-P55vt30b.html?page=89#manual I am aware that Playbar does not support DTS. So I'm just wanting a 5.1 signal very much and all I get is "Stereo" in the Sonos "About" section. Frustrating! So, is Dolby Digital Bitstream NOT 5.1 DD? And which SPDIF splitter/converter is recommended, if I need a very small one to hang on the wall behind the TV? (I only need one or two HDMI inputs) All best Anders B.
I just set up my second playbar with two PLAY:1's as surrounds. The PLAY:1's seem to work when listening to streamed Pandora music or when watching Netflix but don't seem to have any sound when watching cable TV. When watching cable TV, the playbar seems to be the only sound being generated. Is this normal or is there likely something wrong with my setup that is causing my surrounds to not work when watching cable TV? Thanks in advance.
Does Sonos plan on updating it's Playbar offering to support multiple (at least 2) Subs? I believe it currently only supports one Sub. I have a Sonos 5.1 configuration (Playbar, 2 Play:1's for rear, and Sub). I have a large room and like good, heavy, and balanced bass so I would like to add another Sub if possible. I just wanted to know if there are any plans to support this configuration? I really enjoy Sonos throughout my home but feel only being able to add one sub to the Playbar is a shortcoming. I am sure there are many other people that have the same request/scenario. If so please chime in. Thanks.
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